ADA -- No. 19-ranked Ohio Northern got pins from junior Jerry Pasquale and sophomore Cody Lovejoy and defeated Muskingum 50-3 in its Ohio Athletic Conference opener Tuesday night at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 12-2 overall and are 1-0 in OAC action, while the Muskies fall to 0-10, 0-1.

ONU took advantage of five forfeits and won nine of the 10 weight classes.

Pasquale got Ohio Northern off to a quick start with a pin in 1:28 at 125 pounds, improving to 16-6 on the season.

Muskingum forfeited the next four weight classes and ONU led 30-0 midway through the match.

Freshman Tyler Gargano then posted a 20-4 tech fall victory at 165 pounds and the Polar Bears led 35-0.

The fifth forfeit of the evening extended ONU's lead to 41-0.

Junior Michael Pawlitz then improved to 20-4 on the season with a solid 7-1 decision at 197 pounds.

Lovejoy wrapped up the victory with a pin in 1:15 at heavyweight. Lovejoy improves to 19-6 on the season.

The Polar Bears will return to action next Tuesday with a road tilt at John Carroll.

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#19 Ohio Northern 50, Muskingum 3

125 -- Jerry Pasquale (ONU) pinned Ahmad Taylor, 1:28

133 -- Jeremy Jones (ONU) wins by forfeit

141 -- Cody Harting (ONU) wins by forfeit

149 -- Kyle Brezovec (ONU) wins by forfeit

157 -- J.P. Hoopes (ONU) wins by forfeit

165 -- Tyler Gargano (ONU) tech fall Skylar Caldwell, 20-4

174 -- Kyle Kwiat (ONU) wins by forfeit

184 -- Rusty Lockhart (Musk) dec. Kyle Raber, 10-3

197 -- Michael Pawlitz (ONU) dec. Lucas Weber, 7-1

285 -- Cody Lovejoy (ONU) pinned Alex Sullivan, 1:15



Exhibition



197 -- Kody Bellamy (ONU) dec. Joe Dismuke, 3-1

197 -- Logan Heiing (ONU) dec. Bass Conway, 6-2